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Old 07-08-2002, 11:32 AM   #1
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Water Drip

Went to a local county park over the 4th to hang with family, took the airstream, of course.
The park has noo hookups, other than water. I hooked up the hose, turned it on and noticed a water drip shortly thereafter from an apparent overflow hose behind the water heater. Closer inspection revealed some freshwater plumbing behind the water heater ( cold water heater, that is, Andy) with the large brass regulator, copper pipes and then a diverter valve of sorts with a pipe going out under the trailer. This pipe was what was dripping. Went to camping world, bought a pressure regulator, installed it, and the drip stopped. It seemed that the water pressure was very high in the park. The hose ballooned quite a bit when I initially turned it on with out the outside regulator. Is this drip normal with high pressure? Do I have something wrong with the pressureregulator or the diverter valve ( or whatever it is??) Did anybody have this problem before?
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Old 07-08-2002, 07:56 PM   #2
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Uwe,
Something may be wrong with your onboard brass regulator. I always install my Marshall brass screw-on regulator after my water filter and before my 25 ft. hose. This protects the hose as well as the lines in the trailer should the onboard regulator fail. Good luck. Craig
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Old 07-10-2002, 10:54 PM   #3
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Talking On board regulator

You might check to see if the regulator is clogged with trash. They need to be cleaned out from time to time. I had this same problem several years ago and, upon removing the regulator, checking found trash in the strainer. cleaned it up and reinstalled.
Now works fine...
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Thanks, good idea.
I will try this weekend to get the thing cleaned out. From the looks of the water inlet screen, some trash ion the regulator would not surprise me.
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Thanks goes to Dave, for triggerin my memory cells on this one..
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I am not sure how yours is plumbed up, but my original plumbing has a PSV (Pressure Safety Valve) in line after the Regulator. In my case when I get the drip it means it is working and that the on board regulator was set to high or was not working. Works the same way your PSV on your water heater works. You can see in the photo the tubing going though the floor to th underside of the trailer. A very neat feature.

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Hi Bobby,
Mine is plumbed the same, although in a different location, I guess. My regulator and safety valve are right behind the water heater, inside the street side closet. Not too hard to get to. I am going to install a new water heater, and at that time half the system will be taken apoart anyways.
Perfect opportunity to check out the regulator for possible constipation, and check the water pressure after everything is installed again. The regulator in my unit looks larger than the on ein the picture, has a large dome and an official looking tab on it with pressure and serial numbers etc. Looks like surplus from a nuclear reactor project.
If I can't get it adjusted, then I will probably just replace it, aor use the inline unit at the faucet. I just sort of like things to work the way they were intedned to in the first place, other wise the entire trailer woould be a mess in no time. Thanks for all the advice, and especially for the picture. You are right, Bobby, i guess the PSV is doing it's job.
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